The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

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From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.

In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful so that people will look at her so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfilment.

Because of its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfilment, The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most powerful, unforgettable novels - and a significant work of American fiction.

Categories: Fiction - American Fiction
Year: 2004
Publisher: RosettaBooks LLC
Language: English
Pages: 196
ISBN 10: 0795331320
ISBN 13: 9780795331329
File: 180 KB